I love Lil Rae Cakes!
Her cake balls are a must-have for people in Los Angeles. They are readily available at Sweet Harts, a cute bakery owned by Melissa Joan Hart (who didn’t love Clarissa Explains It All?) or you can track down The Sweet Truck. I know, it’s kind of a hunt to find these delicious cake balls unless you order it directly from Jenny Rae’s website. Trust me though it’s worth the little extra effort to get your hands on them.
On Saturday, May 28 2011, Lil Rae Cakes celebrated its 1st year anniversary and threw a wonderful party at Sweet Harts in Sherman Oaks. Despite the long drive from my house, my friends and I got there in time to receive a free cake, hooray! Miss Rae asked her friends Onchmovement, Chubby Bunny and Locketship to come out and sell cute accessories to compliment the sweet theme of the night.
To top it all off, real life Disney Princess and singer, Traci Hines came dressed as Disney’s Little Mermaid and took photos with children and adults a like. Miss Hines is super sweet and I told her how much I loved her youtube videos. I was super dorky and told her that her Disney song covers helps me calm down when I’m super stressed out at work too. Give her a listen, trust me.
I was super excited to try all the different flavors of cake balls that night. Usually, I only have access to her Lil Sprinkled Cakes and vanilla is still my favorite. During the party, all of her flavors were available and it was amazing.
I tried: Smores, Black and White, Bacon and Maple and Gluten Free. I really enjoyed the Black and White cake and the Smores delighted me since there was marshmallow in the middle of the ball. I wished I had enough stomach room to try every single flavor that night but there will always be a next time for that.
Locketship had a mini-carnival game set up that involved rubber duckies in a bowl of water. The duckies had numbers underneath them and if the player matches the same number on their first try, they win a prize! I was afraid to try it all night since my luck isn’t the greatest but I eventually decided to brave it and I WON! I was so happy to win one of her adorable kitten necklace and another free cake ball that were specially designed to match Locketship’s current carnival line of accessories.
Miss Rae and her staff were all nice and adorable. Jenny launched her apron fashion line that night too! If I knew my way around the kitchen, I would have wanted one. Congratulations on one year and I hope there will be many more years of cake ball nom nom-ing!
I had a really good time hanging out at the party and taking photos for LAWeekly.com. You can check out my photo slideshow here:Â Lil Rae Cakes 1st Anniversary Party @ Sweet Harts. Below are the rest of my photos. Click on the thumbnails to see the bigger versions, or click here to go directly to my flickr gallery.